Freeholder Arnone came to present a shared services program run by the County. A group came to speak to Arnone regarding opioid addiction, but the Freeholder stated he had another meeting with the Howell Town Council to attend and left abruptly.
The Township Committee voted to introduce an ordinance to allow the volunteer fire department to elect their officers during the first week of December, in addition to the standard second week.
The group that came to speak to Freeholder Arnone continued their discussion with the Township Committee. The group was under the impression that the township adopted an ordinance banning medical marijuana distribution centers. They also stated that people being paroled from jail are being paroled to Middletown and Monmouth County in general. It was stated that the parolees do not have housing to live in and resort to living on the street, homeless and that the Township needs to take some responsibility and ensure that there is affordable housing for all.
A resident came in to show the Committee that people in her neighborhood are placing large amounts of brush out at the street after the scheduled collection time. She also said that there a re trailers parked on the street for extended periods of time and that there is no enforcement of existing laws.
The video of this meeting can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/ej_wVWZSTVI